PowerSpot: Lisa Kent
This is PowerSpot, Plug Power’s monthly blog series where we highlight the Plug Power employees who inspire us and, we hope, will inspire you, too. Today, we’re hearing from Lisa Kent. Lisa is currently Plug Power’s Process Engineering Technician, but has held several positions in her sixteen years with Plug Power.
My job allows me to wear many hats, focusing on technical training and solving issues by helping wherever needed.
Being asked at 53 if I would like to pilot a journeyman program.
I am in awe of the opportunity to go through a journey worker program to expand on the base knowledge I have learned here at Plug Power. Raising two children on my own kept me busy and I could not find the time to continue my education with a full time job, children, and the many outside charities I am involved in. Who knew I would have an opportunity to continue my education now?
I am not one of those who can answer this question, as I believe in living in the present. Being here now.
I think too many of us are always looking for the next step to be happy when you will never get there until you can be happy with where you are at.
To Quote Eleanor Roosevelt; “Yesterday is History. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That’s why we call it the present.”
I probably have three different collections of the series “The Lord of The Rings.” When I can get with my youngest child for a visit, we will do a Lord of Rings marathon … nine hours or so.
I love the fight between good and evil portrayed and the message that working together is the only way to win.
So many of us try to be an island of one, when goals are met and completed by sharing the load.
I believe “Actions speak louder than words.”
It means exactly what it says. For me I need to DO, not just say I will.
My mom, Linda Kent, my daughters, Katelynn and Raquel Gaffney, and my grandson, and Michael Butler.
This is an easy question for me as I love my family and I try to place no other above them.
Wind Therapy … that’s what I call riding my motorcycle. This is something that became a thrill after a cancer diagnosis a few years ago. I am in remission…no worries…. but I even went out and bought a brand-new motorcycle to enjoy. I love cruising up to Thatcher Park and taking in all the awe at the overlook alone or with a group of riders.
Lisa has held such a variety of roles at Plug Power. We’re inspired by her commitment to the company and the industry.